VBT – Meditation 89.0
BELOVED, AT THIS MOMENT LET MIND, KNOWING, BREATH, FORM, BE INCLUDED.
Be Inclusive Of All
This technique is a little difficult, but if you can do it, then it’s very wonderful, beautiful. Sitting, don’t divide. Sitting in meditation, be inclusive of all – your body, your mind, your breath, your thinking, your knowing, everything. Be inclusive of all. Don’t divide, don’t create any fragmentation. Ordinarily we are fragmenting; we go on fragmenting. We say, ‘The body is not me.’ There are techniques which can use that also, but this technique is totally different; rather, the opposite.
Don’t divide. Don’t say, ‘I am not the body.’ Don’t say, ‘I am not the breath.’ Don’t say, ‘I am not the mind.’ Just say, ‘I am all’ – and be all. Don’t create any fragmentation within you. This is a feeling.
With closed eyes include everything that exists in you. Don’t get yourself centered anywhere – be uncentered. The breath comes and goes, the thought comes and moves. The form of your body will go on changing. You have not observed this.
If you sit with closed eyes, you will feel that sometimes your body is big, sometimes your body is small; sometimes it is very heavy, sometimes just light, as if you can fly. You can feel this increasing and decreasing, of the form. Just close your eyes and sit and you will feel that sometimes the body is very big – filling the whole room; sometimes it is so small – just atomic. Why does this form change?
As your attention changes, the form of the body changes. If you are inclusive, it will become big; if you exclude – this is not I, this is not I – then it will become very minute, very small, atomic.
This sutra says: BELOVED, AT THIS MOMENT LET MIND, KNOWING, BREATH, FORM, BE INCLUDED.
Include everything in your being and don’t discard anything. Don’t say, ‘This is not I,’ say, ‘I am,’ and include everything in it. If you can do this just sitting, wonderful, absolutely new happenings will happen to you. You will feel there is no center; in you there is no center. And with the center gone, there is no self, there is no ego; only consciousness remains – consciousness like a sky covering everything. And when it grows, not only your own breath will be included, not only your own form will be included; ultimately the whole universe becomes inclusive to you.
Swami Ramteerth used this technique for his own sadhana. A moment came when he started saying, ‘The whole world is in me, and the stars move in me.’ Somebody was talking to him and he said, ‘It is very beautiful here in the Himalayas.’ Ramteerth was staying in the Himalayas, and the man said to him, ‘It is very beautiful here in the Himalayas.’ And Ramteerth is reported to have said, ‘Himalayas? The Himalayas are in me.’
The man must have thought that he was mad. How could the Himalayas be in him? But if you practise this meditation, you can feel that the Himalayas are in you.
Osho explains how it is possible.
Really, when you look at me you cannot look at the one who is here sitting in the chair. Really, you are looking at a picture of me which is in you, in your mind. How can you know me here on this chair? Your eyes carry just a picture. Not even a picture – just rays of light entering your eyes. And then the eyes don’t go themselves to the mind; just rays passing through the eyes go inside. And your nervous system which carries those rays cannot carry them as rays; it transforms them into chemicals. So only chemicals travel, and these chemicals are decoded and you see me in your mind.
You have never been out of your mind. The whole world that you know, you decode it in your mind, you know it in your mind. All the Himalayas and all the suns and the stars and the moons, they are there in your mind in a very subtle existence. If you close your eyes and feel that everything is inclusive, you will know that the whole world is moving within you. And once you feel this – that the whole world is moving within you – all your individual misery is lost. You are no more an individual.
You have become the absolute, the non-individual. You have become the whole existence.Tags: Be Inclusive Of All